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A Great Vampire Classic,
This review is from: El Vampiro (The Vampire) & El Ataud del Vampiro (The Vampire's Coffin) - (Two-Disc Special Edition) (DVD)
This film deserves the nice treatment. This can be said about many other great many films from Mexico that have yet to see the light of day on DVD, but the Vampire is a real standout of the genre. Well filmed and acted with fantastic art direction and sets. The funeral procession scene alone qualifies as one of the most eerie yet beautiful moments in all of Horror.
Anyone who knows about these films in the USA credits K. Gordon Murray, which has always bugged me a bit. How about crediting the makers of the films!? While Murray should be credited for bringing the films to the USA in the 60s, it's hard for me to credit him with much more. His dubbed tracks, while accurate, brought a very high level of camp, perhaps even unintentional comedy, to otherwise great films. For this reason, I highly recommend watching the films in their original language with the subs on. I suspect that the fact these are subtitled for the first time ever, horror film buffs will finally have a chance to see how much more convincing the films are in Spanish. Viva El Vampiro!
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